The Power of Power:  Dealing with Personal and Organizational Power in the Workplace

Presenter: Judith Blanton, PhD

Power dynamics are often viewed as negative and/or ignored. It is a complex and emotionally loaded concept in individual relationships and within an organization. This presentation will deal with power in the organizational context with the goals of helping consultants and coaches work effectively within the power dynamics of an organization and to understand their own relationship with power. Dr. Blanton will review classic and more recent research on power. She will also address potential dangers in power relations (such as denial, over-identification, and exploitation. She will use case examples from her own practice and provide practical applications.

Date: April 16, 2019

Time: 7:30 - 9:00 PM EDT/4:30 -6:00 PM PDT

Format: Online videoconference

Fee$50 per participant

CE Credits: 1.5

The Society of Consulting Psychology (SCP, Division 13) is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Society of Consulting Psychology maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Target Audience: Transitioning or Mid-level or Senior-Level Psychologists

Learning Objectives:

  • Summarize the classic research on various types of power relations
  • Compare and contrast the differences in the power relations within clinical and organizational settings.
  • Name the four perils of power
  • Describe at least three ways that gender and race influence power relationships in consulting settings
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